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Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

Sunday, June 16, 2013
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BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore police department on Friday announced the formation of an advisory council to help improve its relations with the LGBT community. [...]

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Baltimore mayor to preside over Pride Festival mass wedding

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
BALTIMORE -- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will officiate a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival next month. [...]

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With marriage now legal, Md. to end partner benefits for gay state workers

Saturday, May 4, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Governor of Maryland has notified state employees that shared benefits for domestic partners will end on December 31, and if they want to continue their health insurance coverage, they'll have to get married. [...]

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Doctor withdraws as Johns Hopkins commencement speaker over anti-gay remarks

Thursday, April 11, 2013
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BALTIMORE — A Baltimore pediatric neurosurgeon who made derogatory comments comparing same-sex marriage to bestiality has withdrawn as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. [...]

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Transgender protections bill fails to pass Maryland senate committee

Thursday, March 14, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A bill that would have prohibited discrimination against transgender Marylanders in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations, failed on Thursday to pass a committee vote. [...]

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Non- discrimination laws will improve the lives of transgender Marylanders — and everyone else

Thursday, February 28, 2013
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The largest study on transgender populations in the country found that one in five Maryland respondents report having lost their job due to being transgender; 12 percent have been, or are homeless and over half of the transgender population has been harassed and or denied service in a public space, [...]

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Ethics panel criticizes Md. lawmaker for ‘official’ rant against Ravens’ linebacker

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Emmett C. Burns
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An ethics panel has criticized a Maryland lawmaker for using his official letterhead to urge Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to restrain linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo from publicly supporting same-sex marriage. [...]

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Maryland lawmakers introduce transgender rights bill

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ban anti-transgender discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. [...]

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Cub Scout pack rescinds gay-welcoming policy under threat of losing its charter

Saturday, January 26, 2013
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A Cub Scout pack in Maryland has been forced to rescind its gay-inclusive non-discrimination policy in order to keep its charter with the Boy Scouts of America. [...]

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Maryland lawmaker claims marriage votes spurred alcohol abuse

Monday, January 14, 2013
Donald Dwyer
A Maryland lawmaker told a local newspaper last week that legislators who voted for the state’s same-sex marriage bill contributed to his alcohol abuse. Delegate Don Dwyer (R-Anne Arundel County) told the Maryland Gazette in an interview the newspaper posted to its website on Saturday that he felt “betrayed” when [...]

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